A loan of $6,000 helped a member to buy 2 bags of groundnuts, 1 bag of ndagara [small local fish], etc.

Zawadi Group's story

The client Faida, leader of the business group Zawadi, is a courageous entrepreneur. She is about 48 years old, married and the mother of 9 young children who all study. Her husband is a shopkeeper. She sells foodstuffs (groundnuts, ndagara [small local fish], etc.). She has been practicing these small businesses for about 12 years. However, she has just completed 21 loan cycles with the micro loan programme of the MFI Hekima. This new loan must serve to stock her up with 2 bags of groundnuts, 1 bag of ndagara [small local fish], etc. In addition, she wishes to see her children grow and grow her business. The profits from her businesses allow her to save, and to pay for the schooling, clothing, food, etc., for her family. The client thanks Hekima for its actions in favor of poor women who are not bankable. It is proper to indicate that one client is carrying her baby.

In this group: Mukumbwa, Furaha, Faida, Zawadi, Muomba, Sinahofu, Idi Kihuo, Nyanvura, Kakuru, Bahati, Kashira, Sakina, Heshima, Bazimaziki, Banyene, Byamana, Faida, Charlotte, Esperence, Nirere, Muhawe, Batasema, Riziki, Rebecca, Julienne
*not pictured

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer S Mason

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